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Q: Vehicle stalling and not accelerating.

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My vehicle starts, but then begins to vibrate and stalls. If I am able to get it turned on, it does not accelerate, and makes no sound when trying to accelerate.

A: The most common problem is the fuel pump is...

The most common problem is the fuel pump is not pumping enough pressure and may need to be replaced with a new filter. The fuel pressure would need to be verified to be lower than specifications by a qualified mechanic. I recommend to have a qualified mechanic check it out such as one from YourMechanic.

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